Ohio Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Ohio Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Definitions and exclusions: Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3745-51-02 to 3745-51-04

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Criteria for listing and characterizing wastes: OAC 3745-51-10 to 3745-51-35

Definition of waste: OAC 3745-51-02

Definition of hazardous waste:

Used oil: OAC 3745-51-03(A)(2)(f)

Regulatory Agency

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) Division of Materials and Waste Management Hazardous Waste Program

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Ohio follows the federal regulations for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for solvent-contaminated wipes and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities. In addition, Ohio modifies the definition of hazardous waste as it pertains to used oil. Check with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) to see if it has adopted the federal exclusion from the definition of solid waste for certain hazardous secondary materials, effective at the federal level in July 2015 (the 2014 Definition of Solid Waste Rule).

Administration and enforcement. Ohio EPA's Division of Materials and Waste Management administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste determination rules.

State Requirements


OAC 3745-51-02

The equivalent of the federal term "solid waste" is "waste" in Ohio. Whereas under RCRA the term "solid waste" represents the universe of waste of which hazardous waste is a subset, the term "solid waste" is used in Ohio to denote waste that is not hazardous. In Ohio, ...

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